New York: Scribners, 1931. First edition of the first novel of Caroline Gordon (1895-1981), the wife of Allen Tate, influencer of Flannery O'Connor, and respected short story writer. It is a family history that takes place during the Civil War. Caroline Gordon worked as Ford Madox Ford's secretary from 1924 to 1928, and Ford declared that this was the best American novel that he knew ('The Bookman,' 1931). Spine faded, covers a bit faded at extremities, small dampstain on top edge, barely touching a few pages, spine a bit cocked. Still, a very good copy, unmarked copy in the scarce dust jacket. The jackete is faded and lightly browned, with a few chips and tears and edgewear, but is complete and not price-clipped. Blue cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Octavo. Item #12818

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